Thursday, September 12, 1968

Mrs. Gerald McNeill, of the Hill Top Grocery, came in with this worm-like thing that stretched out to six inches. It was distinctly marked with stripes and antennae like a snail. We got the scientific information from Charles Edward McElwee. The animal is a member of the phylum Mollusca; Class – Gastropoda; Sub-class – Euthneura, Order – Pulmonata, Family – Limacidae, Genus – Limax, Species – Maxmus. The common name is The Great Gray Slug. The origin of this slug was probably from Western Europe…

Attempted Arson

Another frightening incident was discovered Tuesday morning at Hillsboro High School where somebody had pulled off a screen, left the window raised about six inches, and set fire to some oil-like substance on rags in the band room. Fortunately, it burned itself out and did very little damage but it could have been another building lost. The State Police and the State Fire Marshal were investigating Tuesday, but no official statement was made.


Unexpectedly Marlinton Graded School was ordered closed by the State Fire Marshal and State Superintendent of Schools last Friday and classes were suspended for a week.

Plans as announced have come out of the chaos. The Campbelltown and Hunters-ville schools were not condemned but just closed until things could be straightened out…

The Marlinton Elementary school children, including Huntersville and Campbelltown, will return to school on Monday, September 16.

The Marlinton High School students, grades 7 – 12, and most of the bus students, grades 1 – 6, will start to school at 8:00 a.m. and be out by 1:00 p.m.

All of the students, grades 1 – 6, who live in the Town of Marlinton, will walk to school by 1:00 and be dismissed at 5:00 p.m…

The Fire Marshall has approved the basement of the Marlinton Methodist Church, provided two fire doors are added and certain partitions corrected…

M.H.S. News

Miss Linda Bennett was chosen as Editor of the Marlintonian. Linda is a senior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bennett, of Marlinton. Miss Billie Barrett was chosen as Assistant Editor of the Marlintonian. Billie is also a senior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Barrett, of Marlinton.

The Class of 1958 had its 10-year reunion August 31, 1968. First was a coffee hour at the El Poca with 24 classmates attending. At 6 p.m., a dinner was held at the home of Mrs. Mary Shafer, with 31 classmates attending, also husbands and wives. Mr. Yeager was master of ceremonies and Arch Wooddell was guest speaker.

Guests were Mrs. Yeager, Mrs. Wooddell, Mrs. Nancy Currence, Mrs. Madge Bledsoe, Mrs. Leta Killingsworth…

Members of the class in attendance were: Daniel C. Cooper, Verna Krass, Ann Waugh Meeks, Helen Wanless Buzzard, Darel Underwood, Barbara Palmer, James McGraw, Captain Tucker Reynolds, Lt. William Gay, Saundra McNellan Mason, Wynona Sparks Rogers, Connie Herold Gissy, Tom E. Sharp. Stella Ann Piotrowski, Beverly Nottingham Hall, Donna Weiford Dunbrack, Judy Sharp Handelman, Alice Nelson Baca, Roberta Miller Smith, Norma Broyles Gregory, Kay Mc-Laughlin Ross, Margaret Johnson Reynolds, Dottie Bragg Arnold and Paul Shifflett.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Maddy, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Michelle Lynn.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Merle A. Robinson, of Marlinton, a boy, named Douglas Ray.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Gray Beverage, of Clover Lick, a son, named Richard Albert.


Lloyd VanReenen, 80, of Marlinton. He was born near Marlinton and spent his entire life in that vicinity. Burial in the Cochran Cemetery near Marlinton.

Walter A. Hively, 82, of Dunmore, a retired school teacher and farmer. Burial in the Hively Cemetery at Dunmore.

Charles Forrest Chase, 45, of Columbus, Ohio, a son of Mrs. Rachel Florence Grogg Chase and the Late Adam Milton Chase. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.